If you work it, you should control it


The cost of living crisis has once again shown the need for the building of a solidarity economy as an alternative to failed neo-liberalism. We desperately need coops in housing, energy, food, and many other areas of the economy to give democratic and economic control to workers and consumers.

We are delighted to have Les Huckfield as a guest speaker on 23rd February (7pm on Zoom). Les’ political and academic work has shown how coops have moved from being aProfessor Les Huckfield mainstream part of the political agenda, to being politically marginalised. Many of us in the cooperative movement are involved in great work to keep existing coops going, and to set up new coops.

But despite the hard work of many people, it still feels like coops are not part of the mainstream political agenda in the UK. In this webinar Les (pictured) will share his experience to show how we can once again get coops back on the mainstream political agenda to help us to thrive once more.

This event is Pay-As-You-Feel. Please contribute if you can.







If you work it, you should control it



We’re really looking forward to welcoming Les Huckfield, formerly MP for Nuneaton, to talk about the history of workers coops in the 1970s, on the 23rd February 2023.  We make no apologies about learning from the past.  As workers across the world face austerity, war and the impacts of climate change, more than ever we need an alternative to the failed neo-liberal capitalist model.

Les Huckfield will entertain and inform us about the history of workers coops in the Midlands in the 1970s and provoke a discussion about what we can learn from them to make sure that we build a thriving cooperative movement in the 21st century.  All those with an interest in cooperation are welcome to attend, in the Midlands and beyond.  

This online event is pay as you feel – please contribute if you can.  You will be sent joining instructions a few days before the event.